HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a lawsuit Oct. 19 against Rudy’s Mart, a defunct Danville furniture store, and owner Patricia Robinson for allegations of accepting payment for furniture never delivered.
After receiving a multitude of consumer complaints against the furniture store, Beemer’s office looked into the matter and alleged the store and Robinson collected substantial sums of money from certain consumers while dealing with cash flow problems internally. Instead of telling the truth to consumers, the store purportedly conducted business as usual, an act that misled consumers.
Beemer’s lawsuit alleges violations of the commonwealth’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and seeks permanent injunction to prohibit Rudy’s Mart and its owner from deceptive practices. Additionally, Beemer’s office seeks restitution for consumers.
Deputy attorney general Thomas P. Cummings III of the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection filed the lawsuit. Montour County district attorney Angela Mattis notified the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the issue and forwarded consumer complaints to the Office of the Attorney General.